• The World's End (2013)

The World's End

Release Date: August 23rd, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2013

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Gary King (Simon Pegg) is an immature 40-year-old who's dying to take another stab at an epic pub-crawl that he last attempted 20 years earlier. He drags his reluctant buddies back to their hometown and sets out for a night of heavy drinking. As they make their way toward their ultimate destination -- the fabled World's End pub -- Gary and his friends attempt to reconcile the past and present. However, the real struggle is for the future when their journey turns into a battle for mankind.

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, Samuel Mak

Director: Edgar Wright

Genres: Science Fiction , Comedy

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: 1990s, Friendship, Cheeky, Best friend, 2010s, Underdog, England, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 87
    William GossFilm.com

    A knowing take on movies and maturity alike, The World’s End is just as thoroughly thoughtful as those which came before it, and maybe more than ever, you’ll find yourself laughing to keep from crying. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    There is something weird about the twins, something that will fuel a bar room brawl until it goes quite literally global, that will let director Wright take a leap into another genre entirely and that will allow The World's End to spin into ever grander comic mayhem, even as it becomes a surprisingly effecting look at the folly of trying to recapture one's youth. show more

  • 80
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    While things get a tad buckled town in mayhem and special effects throughout the film’s busy final reels, Wright spends enough time sketching out his mischievous middle-aged men so that their journey...feels worthwhile and even meaningful for a few of them. show more

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